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18 February 2016
To start with I had the most adventurous ride of a lifetime. Bike trip allows you to experience the best just in front of your eyes and Manali to Leh was one of my dream destination. The word that follows will be a huge WOW. Be it the surroundings or the roads the highway connecting Manali to Leh is brilliant. The roads are quite tedious, but that also means that more the adventure and more the fun. Everything was well organized from our accommodation to food. I went with my 2 friends and once we reached there we were provided with our bikes. Another best thing was that the fuel was included in the package. This is a must trip for the bikers.
18 October 2016
The Kashmir Great Lakes trek is just amazingly beautiful, gorgeous beyond words. everyday it used to get better and beautiful. the pristine lakes, the endless meadows, the scenery, the view of twin lakes of gangabal and nandkul from 14000 ft zaj pass is all lifelong experience. this is the kashmir that one cant see on normal tourist itinerary and the hardwork is totally worth it . Our local operator has organized it pretty well, the trek lead and 2 guides were friendly, supportive and professional in their conduct. the food was just too good and never expected to have such yummy food on such remote high altitude trek. we were group of 13 n bonded really well. our batch was during the kashmir lock-down period but i'm glad that we didnt cancel it. the long walks were moderately tough so you definitely need prepare a bit for fitness but its totally manageable. the descent was daunting but thats always the case in my experience. we did face issues with accommodation n return transport on last day due to the curfew situation and operator could have done better job in co-ordinating it rather than just leaving us on our fate. that was the only sore point of the whole experience. I highly recommend this trek to anyone who wish to experience the real beauty of Kashmir and why its called jannat on the earth.
29 October 2015
I think it was one of the best trips which I had in last 4 years. Our trip from Manali to Leh was of 12 days and it was an adventurous one. We were provided with all the facilities. Our bikes were provided to us and also a mechanic for our trip. Most of all your fuel is included in this package which is super good. We covered all the amazing passes like Keylong, Khardungla pass etc. The sight around the Pangong Lake was one of kind. And ya we did click a lot of pictures. This trip is a must do for the bikers as well as the nature lovers.
09 November 2015
It was a truly amazing experience as we rode on our bikes from Manali to Leh. From the snowy mountains to the vast green trees covered with snow makes everything perfect for us. We also had a back up bike and 01 backup jeep to carry luggage and mechanic. While riding my bike broke down near the Tsomoriri Lake. But the backup mechanic was real in dealing with the issue and it was good to go again. While riding you will be riding at a speed of 120-130 on the highways. Also, be careful while you ride in the roads of Leh passes. It was really an unforgettable experience for us.
19 May 2016
This was my second trip on the leh passes. I would like to say, the more number of times i go here, the more i want to come back soon. Really the most amazing and enthralling bike trips destination of India. Proud to be an Indian.
09 February 2016
One word - Fantastic. It was my dream to cover Leh on a bike and finally thanks to Thrillophilia I gt my preferred dates. Amazing experience. Brought out the biker in me. Perfect place - perfect expedition what else you want?
05 January 2016
kashmir, the haven on earth is my favorite destinations and trekiing there was just like icing on the cake... really enjoyed my trek.. camping was also something I was looking forward to and it turned out to be awesome as well.... planning to go for another trek soon..
14 August 2017
Though we are familiar with the beauty of Kashmir from pictures and stories, watching them with the naked eyes was really exciting for me. I am not a regular traveler type but I like traveling. Last time, when I got one long weekend, I took three more days leave and went to Kashmir. Dal Lake, Vishansar Lake and one more lake were there in the package. We trekked to these places and many of the climbs were tough for me. I was feeling the adrenaline rush in me when I was looking from the top of a hill to the valleys down. But I should agree to a fact that, the entire location is a fairy tale kind of place. I was wondered to see the glittering mountain ranges and the utmost beauty prevailing in each village. Dal Lake was the most beautiful attraction in the whole region, I felt. Such an extensive lake with a lot of traditional boats decorated with flowers. That sight was really appreciable from the shores. We stayed in one of the hotels in Leh watching the nearby areas from the windows and the next days, we visited the monasteries located near to Leh. From Srinagar, we went to Sonamarg also. The availability of food was limited during the trekking trip to Sonamarg and the walking along the Sindh River was captivating. The river looked so pretty with many trees on its either side. Vishansar Lake is another bundle of beauty with full of flowers and green meadows around. There are a lot of hilly regions near to it. They make the lake so amazing in the middle. No doubt why people call Kashmir the paradise on Earth. Such beautiful places are not existing in any parts of the world.
06 March 2017
It was my dream come true. I have been planning to do a Himalayan ride for last two three years. Finally I found something interesting here on this site. Rather 12 days would make you tired, but the scenery will not disappoint you. You will understand why people are keeping Ladakh as one of the dream like destinations. I thought I will fall down many time during the trip but thank God I came back home without much bruises and wounds. But if you follow a steady pace and keep calm, you can enjoy the side views, many of them are pekans and top areas. There was a bus service from Delhi to Manali but I directly went to Manali to join the team. The guides gave us one route map and an instruction kind of thing. So the route was not confusing. Then, they were always with us. It is very easy to feel altitude sickness at many locations, you will heavy inside your head. But once you get familiarised with it, then you will ok. Also, it was cold throughout. But as a whole, it was an awesome time in the Himalayan valleys.
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